Radhanath Swami on seed of suffering

28 Posted by - December 1, 2015 - Radhanath Swami

When we expect anything it is the seed of suffering; a grateful life is a peaceful life.
– Radhanath Swami

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Great wisdom. We should work without any expectation.

    • Piyush Singh

      So true.

  • rajeev

    It simply changes the whole perspective with which we live our life. Imagining a life with no expectations at all with anyone is very difficult and seemingly impossible but when we are at that stage we can really be peaceful. Because anyone does anything to us we will be grateful as we are not expecting anything from them. Swami ji has overturned my way of thinking. Thank you very much for it.

    • Piyush Singh

      Very well said Rajeev.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Well said Rajeev. Our lives will be so much different if we can live without expectations. Thanks to Radhanath Swami.

      • Piyush Singh

        A very striking point. Expectations really kind of capture and cover our whole consciousness in a way to slow down our focus on positive spiritual advancement.

  • Vinay Jain

    Indeed a grateful person is satisfied with whatever little he gets & therefore, he is always peaceful. Thank you Radhanath Swami for the wonderful insight.

    • Rajeev

      Nice Vinay Ji, I completely agree with you. Swami ji ki jay.

    • Piyush Singh

      Well said Vinay.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Thanks to Radhanath Swami. Vinay, you have caught the essence.

  • Piyush Singh

    A very practical tip from HH Radhanath Swami. Often we miss to figure out that our expectations only keep us miserable. If only we learn to receive anything and everything that we get with a grateful heart there will be no reason for any miseries. Many thanks for publishing this wisdom from HH Radhanath Swami.

    • rajeev

      Complately agree with you Piyush Ji.

      • Piyush Singh

        Thank you Rajeev Ji.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Well said. We should learn to be happy with whatever comes our way. Thanks to Radhanath Swami.

      • Piyush Singh

        Yes, we should try to practice this.

  • Anand Patil

    Very profound quote this is. Practically we can see this, if we don’t expect from a person and if the person goes beyond our expectation we become pleased, but if we expect and we don’t get it, we become miserable. It’s not easy to implement this, but if we can in a small way it will take us a long way in our spiritual progress.

    • Piyush Singh

      Very well said Anand. Certainly tough but rewarding if practiced under the guidance of leaders like HH Radhanath Swami.

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Radhanath Swami chooses the words so carefully… expectations to be seeds of suffering….

      • Piyush Singh

        Indeed, his word selection is just perfect.

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Very nice quote. Thank you very much.

  • Keshav Kishor Das

    I remember devotees sharing this Gem. In every situation, we have the choice to either complain or to be grateful……! But it is wiser to be grateful…..!

    • Piyush Singh

      Right Keshav ji, it is always wiser to be grateful :).

    • Ram Mohan Gupta

      Agree that it’s wiser to be grateful and thus be peaceful as Radhanath Swami points out.

      • Piyush Singh

        True. Gratitude also brings peace naturally as we don’t think ourselves something great in that state.

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Thank you very much.

  • Sanat Swain

    It is practical example quote

  • Ram Mohan Gupta

    Great clues by Radhanath Swami for being peaceful and happy.

    • Piyush Singh

      Indeed. Great clues.

  • sunil

    very practical

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Superb quote. Thank you very much.

  • Piyush Singh

    The background pic used here is so graphic and a perfect match for this wisdom.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very true! Expectations is the root cause of most miseries because when they are not met, we feel dejected. So taking note of the wonderful advice given, we should be grateful and count the blessings that we have received, to be peaceful and happy.